“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own trouble.”
As Christians, one of the most common questions we ask is what God’s plan for our life is. It can be easy to think that God’s answer to our question will be a huge layout of what He wants us to do and when He wants us to do it. While that is the answer we all want to receive, Jesus has His own way of revealing what His plan is for us. Instead of laying out His whole plan for our life right in front of us, He leads us through it step by step.
In the book Experiencing God, Henry Blackaby states, “We are always asking God for a detailed ‘road map.’ We say, ‘Lord, if you could just tell me where I am heading, then I will be able to set my course and go.’ God says, ‘You don’t need to. What you need to do is follow Me one day at a time.’” If God were to give us a “road map,” then we wouldn’t need to trust in Him to lead us. But when we focus on following Him one day at a time, it teaches us to trust in Him.
Abraham is a wonderful example of this. When God commanded Abraham to leave His homeland, God never told Abraham where he would be going. God only told him to travel, “to the land I will show you” (Gen. 12:1). Abraham had to trust in God’s plan for him and follow God’s voice day by day.
Matthew 6:33-34 says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own trouble.” God does not ask us to have our whole future planned out. He only asks us to follow His voice. So instead of waiting for God to show us the big picture, we need to obey what He asks us to do one day at a time. And by doing that, we are letting God lead us step by step into His wonderful plan for us.